DRIPPING WATER

“Drip down, heavens, from above, and let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, and righteousness sprout with it.  I, the Lord, have created it.”  Isaiah 45:8 NASB

Burt is picky about where he drinks.  Water bowls are not normally his first choice.  He runs upstairs, stands at the bathroom door, and barks until you come.  Burt then expects the door to open and the water faucet in the bathtub to be turned on cold for his thirst to be quenched.  He then turns and happily walks into the hall dripping water from his jowls.

I’m usually barefoot and follow Burt from his drinking hole.  I try to sidestep all the wet spots on the floor with no success.  I always end up with wet feet.

One of the definitions of drip is to overflow with or as if with moisture.  Another is to let fall drops of moisture or liquid.  Burt definitely qualifies as a drip but do you?

As you walk with Jesus daily, do you drip with the love of God?  Is the Holy Spirit overflowing from you that when others follow, they also get their feet wet?

Jesus said in John 7:37-39, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’  Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified”.

Jesus longs for us to come to him to have our thirst quenched and when we do we can overflow with the fruits of the Spirit:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness (Galatians 5:22-23).  The overflow of our words and actions will touch others and quench their thirst for God.

Do you ooze and drip the living water of Jesus so that others will follow and get their feet wet too?  Are you a dripping Christian?  Isaiah 48:21 tells about the Israelites journey to the Promised Land, “They did not thirst when He led them through the deserts; He made water flow for them from the rock; He split the rock, and water gushed out”.

Let God lead you in your daily walk.  As you follow and are filled with the Holy Spirit, you might not just drip like Burt, but be a gushing fountain of cleansing water that will overflow to others.

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